News and updates from Balliol College

June 2018

'My final term at Oxford has just come to an end and though I’m excited about everything that the future holds, I will miss the community of Balliol. Despite exams, my last term was one of my favourites because of the kindness and support shown by everyone in college. Students came together to prioritise everyone's wellbeing and there were many mornings when I found an unexpected good luck note or chocolate in amongst my post.'
Kathryn Jones, 2014, BA History


Floreat Domus is here!

Full of news and features about the Balliol community, the latest edition has been mailed and is now online. READ ONLINE

Working to widen access

We've been busy with events to encourage applications from groups underrepresented at Oxford. READ MORE

We're now on Facebook 

In the alumni survey, many people said they'd like Balliol to be on Facebook - and now it is. Instagram too. READ MORE

Annual Record 2018

What's your news this year? Please send us your contribution for the Annual Record 2018 before 31 JulySEND YOUR NEWS

Joseph Raz wins $1.34M Tang Prize

The Taiwanese Tang Prize for the rule of law has been awarded to Emeritus Fellow Professor Joseph Raz. READ MORE

Video message from the Master

Dame Helen Ghosh introduces herself to Balliol alumni in a video message. READ MORE


Oxford overtakes Cambridge in QS world university rankings

Postgrad student Edward Howell writes on the Trump-Kim summit

Kim Beazley (1973) is appointed Governor of Western Australia

Asia's new geopolitics: interview with Andrew Small (1988)

Obituary of Pulitzer-prizewinner Charles Krauthammer (1970)


Anthony Ferner (1968), Inside the Bone Box (Fairlight Books, 2018)

Lucy Loh (née Blackadder) (1982) and Patrick Hoverstadt, Patterns of Strategy (Routledge, 2017)

Jonathan Totman (2005), Explosives Licence (Templar Poetry, 2018)

If you would like us to mention any significant work published this year or last, please contact Anne Askwith.


Discoveries in evolution 

DPhil student Guy Cooper has found out why division of labour evolves in some species and not others. READ MORE

Balliol's Improv Group

A flourishing new student group put on an improvised murder mystery at the Michael Pilch Studio. READ MORE


Queen's Birthday Honours

Michele Giddens (1984) has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. READ MORE

World Cup 2018 sticker calculation

Mathematician Sammy Ford (2012) has worked out the cheapest way of filling the Panini sticker album. READ MORE

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Arabella Currie (2008) has received a Leverhulme award for research on William Golding. READ MORE

Michael Sandel wins Asturias Award

Philosopher Professor Michael Sandel (1975) has won the Princess of Asturias Award in Social Sciences. READ MORE

Honorary degree for Robert Putnam

Professor Robert Putnam (1963) received an honorary degree from Oxford at Encaenia. READ MORE


Friday-Saturday 15-16 September 2018
Balliol Society Weekend
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Friday-Sunday 14-16 September 2018 
Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Saturday 28 September 2018 
1996-1999 Gaudy
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Saturday 1 December 2018  
Younger Society Dinner
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Thursday 6 December 2018  
Varsity Matches

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